Friday, 28 October 2011

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL

Hi friends!
It's Blogger Quilt Festival again and this time I finally finished my Dear Jane to enter!!:):)
Here the story: on a sunny Summer afternoon in 2009 I met with some quilting friends and one of them had the Dear Jane book. I had already seen this quilt and always thought it was crazy! We started looking at the book and no one was sewing that afternoon, we were to fascinated from all those beautiful little blocks. Fascinated and scared...Back home I started searching more informations about it...and looking, looking I decided to assume the challenge! Ordered the book and fabrics and started my DJ journey. And here is the final result!!!
Front

Back
Last stitch - binding









Some more informations about my Dear Jane:
Fabrics used: Mendhi from Free Spirit, Benartex, Makover,Liberty and scraps from my friend Susan. background fabric is shadow play from Maywood Studios.
Pieces: 169 squares with 3501 pieces of fabric
Sashing: 364 pieces of fabric
Cornerstones: 196 pieces of fabric
Little border squares: 284 pieces of fabric
Border triangles: 168 pieces of fabric
Border stripes: 10 pieces of fabric
Binding: 5 pieces of fabric
TOTAL PIECES OF FABRIC: 4528


Techniques: the blocks are machine pieced, appliquéed, paper pieced.
The entire quilt was hand quilted and assembled with the Quilt as you go method.


Quilt started 5th of August 2009
Quilt finished 20th of October 2011             


Have fun visiting all the entries for the Bloggers Quilt Festival here

Have a very nice week-end. Hugs. Pink

50 comments:

  1. WOW! I am always in envy of those that tackle the Dear Jane AND you finished it too! Congrats! It's gorgeous!

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  2. congratulations on finishing this beauty.I really like your border designs. Good luck in the quilt festival

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  3. I don't know anything about Dear Jane, but that is an awesome quilt - well done!

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  4. Very beautiful quilt, I like the pink colorway. You can be very proud of yourself to finish it. It really is a masterpiece!

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  5. Holy Moly, this is inspiring! Such a big achievement. Congrats!

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  6. Wow! That is an amazing quilt! Beautifully done!! :o)

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  7. Wow, I'm impressed. Love your pink Jane, one of the prettiest I've seen. Great job.
    Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction quilt and #31 antique 1850 Star quilt

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  8. I totally appreciate all your hard work well done!!

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  9. I was one of the friends that day as we looked at the book. Since then, my friend Jolanda has come a long way. Parabéns.

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  10. Congrats on the Great Finish!

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  11. Wow that is an absolutely stunning DJ quilt

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  12. I admire anyone who has the perseverance to finish a DJ. However, your color selections make yours really special.

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  13. amazing and beautiful! I will someday do a QAYG quilt - how did you get an almost one-pieced back doing it that way?

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  14. I have always wanted to make one of these. You should definitely post some close up pictures!

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  15. So many quilters start Dear Jane but never finish. Your quilt looks fantastic, very nice color combination. I like the way you put it together too.

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  16. Oh my...this is an exquisite quilt! Congratulations for completing it!!

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  17. You should feel so proud of this quilt! It's a real beauty and a wonderful new family heirloom. I just love it.

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  18. The amount of dedication to complete a Dear Jane quilt amazes me. Well done for finishing this beautiful quilt!!

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  19. This a beautiful quilt and an amazing achievement. Well done.

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  20. Wow. I have to admire everyone who takes on the task of making a Dear Jane. It looks wonderful!!

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  21. Oh my! Your quilt is gorgeous and one of the most beautiful Dear Jane's I have seen. I really love the fabrics you chose. You have really accomplished something wonderful!

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  22. Congratulations! I´m in awe of everybody who has finished a Dear Jane, and yours is very lovely. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I always love seeing a Dear Jane quilt - I made 2 of them - it is a challenge isn't it.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  24. So truly impressive. Love jane quilts. I've got a similar quilt pattern from elm creek quilts but not sure i'll ever be brave enough or find the time with all tgose other projects in the works and my thoughts! You have done such a lovely job and love colors you chose. Thanks so very much for sharing and have a great day

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  25. I admire your perseverance for your beautiful Dear Jane quilt. It is a remarkable finish and you should be very proud of it. I love your photo of the needle in the binding for the last and final stitch!

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  26. I think anyone who does a Dear Jane should be lavishly praised and your Dear Jane is beautiful. I like that you documented your last stitch.

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  27. Wow it's stunning, congratulations on finishing it. I'm in awe of anyone who finishes a Dear Jane.

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  28. OK, I have wanted to make one of these right up until the moment when I read in your blog how many pieces of fabric there are!!! OMG! This is beautiful and I WANT ONE! Following you now - post more photos. : )

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  29. God, it is gorgeous. I keep avoiding the book for the same reason... crazy but I keep getting sucked back into considering it when I see such beautiful results. Wow.

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  30. Wow! Wow, wow, wow. :D I've just started a DJ of my own, and I am really impressed with yours. Wonderful fabrics, love-LOVE the finishing design you chose. And you hand quilted her and finished all in only 2 years? Amazing! :D

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  31. Your quilt is stunning. Congratulations for finishing it, it's truly beautiful.

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  32. What an amazing accomplishment. I love the idea of quilt-as-you-go for this particular project. It's beautiful and I love the colors you've chosen.

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  33. I am a hand quilter and hand piecer so this really caught my eye. I also like the border design you selected. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Wow!! what a great finish and a perfect quilt to submit for the festival. thank you for sharing.

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  35. Wonderful! I love seeing all the variations of this quilt and your fabric choices really make it sing happily! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Oh my gosh, your quilt is amazing! And you hand quilted it too! Beautiful job :) By the way, nice to meet you! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

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  37. Wow! I am in awe of your DJ. I have wanted to do one for so long but am intimidated! Thank you so much for sharing it is a treasure!

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  38. Gorgeous quilt! I can't believe how quilckly you finished it given all the teeny tiny pieces. Someday I would like to start one of these, but I am worried it would become an obsession, and all I would think was Dear Jane for 2 years straight!

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  39. That's beautiful! Amazing! :)

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  40. What a treasure. It is wonderful and I love how you made the border. It suits the blocks very nicely! Congradulations on a huge accomplishment!

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  41. Bravo! Love the hand quilting!

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  42. What a fantasitc DJ quilt!! You did a wonderful job on the borders too.

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  43. This is truly amazing and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! It is one of my favorites in the festival.

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  44. I have the utmost respect for anyone who makes a Dear Jane quilt and yours is absolutely exquisite. Thank you for sharing!!

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  45. Congratulations on finishing your Dear Jane quilt! It is gorgeous!

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  46. It's gorgeous. Congratulations on such an amazing quilt.

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  47. I just came across your blog. Your DJ is magnificent!! What beautiful colors and your blocks look perfect. I wonder if you could comment more on your QAYG method. Did you quilt each block individually before doing the sashing, or put blocks together in chunks or ???? I just finished my blocks and would like to try QAYG with machine quilting but am unsure of how to proceed. Thanks!
    Char

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